But before shopping for nay sort of chemical spray, it's always best to read up on the CDC guidelines and check with any local officials about the best and safest time to spray in your area. And, keep in mind that most experts recommend that you spray targeted areas of your yard to eliminate the spread of any chemicals potentially dangerous to wildlife.
Because front and back yards are often big spaces to cover, the best tick sprays for yards easily attach to your garden hose and can reach large areas spanning up to 5,000 square feet. When looking for a tick spray, keep your eyes out for formulas that also eliminate insects like ants, mosquitoes, and spiders. These will prevent against all kinds of unwanted pests.
How most tick sprays work: Simply attach the bottle to a garden hose and use your hose to dispense the pesticide treatment. Unlike pesticides designed for inside the home, there's no need to pre-mix these yard sprays or painstakingly cover every inch with a squirt bottle by hand.
Keep in mind, you should wear a long-sleeved shirt, pants, gloves, and protective eyewear while applying any pesticide to your yard to avoid the chemicals coming into contact with your skin or eyes. Also, while most tick sprays should be safe around children and pets after the spray has dried, make sure to keep your pets and kids away from just-treated areas until the spray is fully dry to avoid accidental ingestion and poisoning.